Wednesday, 13 January 2016

85th birthday of Flora Nwapa

(Born 13 January 1931, Ugwuta, Biafra)
First African (continental) woman published novelist (Efuru, 1966, and, soon after, Idu, which she begins to work on at the onset of the Igbo genocide and later publishes in 1970) whose landmark works as well as those of sociologist Kamene Okonjo’s open up the expanse of possibilities in Igbo Women/African World Studies within which the scholarship, artistry and writings of subsequent generations of intellectuals, working worldwide, have richly flourished

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  1. Any of her publications on the "Igbo Genocide" still available? No question, she set the pace for women in African literature...Thanks, as usual, for keeping us posted!

    1. Yes, Ambrose, Flora Nwapa's novel, Never Again (1975) and short stories collection, Wives at War and other Stories (1980) focus on the Igbo genocide. Very best of the new year, Herbert